[e2e] random early time-to-die

Ted Faber faber at ISI.EDU
Thu Jun 14 19:05:49 PDT 2001

On Thu, Jun 14, 2001 at 06:03:20PM -0700, Steve Deering wrote:
> At 9:39 AM -0700 6/14/01, Ted Faber wrote:
> > >TTLs are already used for loop prevention and scoping.
> >Oh, yeah, I forgot that TTL was used for network probing/monitoring,
> >too.
> You forgot yet another purpose, the one it's named for, i.e., bounding
> maximum packet lifetime (in seconds).

Well, it's been a hop count for some time, so it really bounds the
lifetime in hops, which I rolled in to loop prevention.  However,
since more uses help my case, I'll gladly adopt this one. :-)

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